There is something we all have to be careful about and that is not to get caught in the grip of a disruptive emotion. We can't make good decisions with bad information and sometimes, our emotions give us bad information.
There are three things that a disruptive emotion does not want:
- Patience: A disruptive emotion is in a hurry, it's impetuous, it's impulsive, it's impatient. It doesn't want to slow down, it doesn't want to gain clarity, it doesn't want to think, it just wants to react. So we have to be very careful about that.
- Precision: It doesn't care about the facts of the situation, it is simply looking to confirm the evidence to justify how it feels. It's not looking for truth, it's not looking for accuracy, it just wants to react without thinking.
- Perspective: It has tunnel vision, it finds and it fixates on how it feels and it is blind to everything else. It's not interested in a different opinion, it's not interested in a different point of view, it's literally distorted perspective.
To stay out of this trap, you have to recognize the danger and distortions of disruptive emotion. You have to press pause and bring discipline to any situation you are in. The higher the emotion, the more you have to bring patience, precision, and perspective to the situation.
Do The Work.